Europa Road promotion
Leading road freight operator Europa Road, has promoted Sarah Elliott to the position of Transport Manager as part of the company’s continued recognition of individuals making a significant impact within the business.
Based at Europa’s Dartford headquarters, Sarah leads a team of 60 and has responsibility for the effective organisation of both drivers and routing decisions, as well as managing operational planning and customer requirements.
Europa Road investment
Europa Road is the European road transport division of growing global independent logistics operator Europa Worldwide Group.
Sarah’s role will also see her apply a customer-focused approach, as the business continues to deliver its market-leading DDP product, Europa Flow, a specialist solution to ensure the frictionless delivery of goods from the UK to the continent as they did before Brexit.
The last few years has been one of major investment and growth for Europa Road, which has seen the company invest over £5m in Europa Flow – which successfully allows goods to move quickly and efficiently between the UK and EU with minimal delays.
Sarah’s role sits between the domestic operational team and the General Manager for Domestic Transport, Malcolm Castle.
Dan Cook, Europa’s Operations Director, commented:
“Sarah’s recent promotion is a testament to her continued efforts within Europa Road. Recognising and building a high performing team is vital at such a dynamic and exciting time for the business.”
In her time with Europa, Sarah has secured a number of additional qualifications including an International Certificate of Professional Competence.
“Sarah is a hugely talented individual who demonstrates great potential She has also qualified as a Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor, as well as being named on the Operator’s licence all of which show her commitment to the industry. On behalf of myself and the wider team, we’d like to congratulate Sarah on the new role.”
Sarah Elliot said:
“I have been with the company for 21 years and, in that time, there has been significant growth – both in Dartford and internationally. As I move into the next stage of my career with Europa, I am really looking forward to continuing to build relationships with the team in a managerial role.
“Whilst the position of Transport Manager brings with it a diverse range of responsibilities, one of my greatest passions is to shine a light on attracting more women into the industry. This sector is not just about men and trucks, there’s a lot more to it, and over the next year and beyond I want to be part of the continued shift that sees more women enter the sector.”
Europa Road has also promoted Cheri Folkes at the same time into a Supervisory position where she’ll be responsible for the Regional Distribution Partner network across the UK. Cheri has played an integral part in the operational aspects of the business over the last four years.
Europa Worldwide Group
Europa Worldwide Group is an ambitious independent logistics operator with three divisions, Europa Road, Europa Air & Sea, and Europa Warehouse, and has featured in The Sunday Times Top Track 250 for the third time.
The Group employs over 1,300 people across the UK, Belgium, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Dubai and South Africa, having recently announced a record turnover of £316m for its last year up to the end of August 2022. The company continues to set the pace in the market, reporting a tripling in profits – up to £10m from £3.6m in 2020.